Economics

What Can I Do With This Discipline/Major?

For helpful resources on your career opportunities, explore the “What Can I Do with This Major” guides for economics and business studies.

Some common career titles for this major include:

  • Economists
  • Market Research Analysts
  • Survey Researchers
  • Postsecondary Teacher

For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources. For more information, email , economics department internship coordinator.

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.

Sample Resumes and Interview Questions

For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample Economics Resume (PDF) and the Sample Business Administration Resume (PDF) in addition to our Sample Resume Database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the interview skills section of the Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Common industry related questions
  • Why are you interested in a career in (investment banking/stock brokerage/sales assistant/trader/equities supervisor/banker)?
  • Can you detail your financial modeling experience?
  • What shares would you recommend at the moment, and why?
  • What are some important qualities that someone working in this field must have?
  • What do you bring to the group when you are a part of a team effort?
  • Imagine that you are at a meeting with a client, and your management director is giving a presentation. You suddenly notice a mistake in some of the calculations which you have done for the presentation. Do you tell him? When? What would you say?
  • What could a company do with excess cash on the balance sheet?
  • What is working capital?
  • Do you have strong quantitative skills?
  • Are you entrepreneurial?
  • If a company has a consistent negative earning record and wanted to raise capital and could only do so by issuing debt, what type of debt should they issue? Why? 


Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.